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FFA, 4-H members can build their own truck bed

Bittersweet Farms

  by Frank J. Buchman Nearly every farm boy and girl, and nearly every teenage cowboy  and cowgirl wants a new flatbed for their pickup. It’s an expense many can’t afford, and even better than having a new flatbed for a teenager’s pickup is to build it personally. “Understanding and appreciating those situations, we now […]

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator,Uncategorized | Read More »

Valley Falls to be represented at nationals

Bittersweet Farms

  The State Family, Career and Community Leaders of America contest was held April 4 and 5 in Wichita.  Sixteen Valley Falls students competed in six events with two entries qualifying for Nationals, bringing home nine silver and seven gold awards. “The Valley Falls community has played a huge part in our success this year,” […]

May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Harrington now barbering at Eveyln’s

Geri Harrington

  by Clarke Davis Geri Harrington is now barbering two days a week in her hometown of Valley Falls. She will be at Evelyn’s Hair & Tanning Tuesdays and Fridays. Being a barber is a late-in-life decision for Harrington who was married to a barber. She was a homemaker while raising four children for 12 […]

April 13th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator,Valley Falls | Read More »

Buerman takes over as county treasurer

Lisa Buerman--County Treasurer

  by Rick Nichols Timing is everything, they say, and for Lisa Buerman, Jefferson County’s new county treasurer, her timing couldn’t be better … or worse. When Deputy County Treasurer Linda Southiere retired more than a year ago, then County Treasurer Mary Underwood had to find someone else to be her second in command and […]

April 7th, 2016 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

The same hospitality, good food

Patricia and Mike Miller--The Barn

  by Clarke Davis It’s spring at The Barn Bed and Breakfast Inn and a few changes are taking place. Those artificial flowers have been tossed and replaced by real ones, the waterfall and gurgling brook have been renewed, and the giant lawn mower has been made ready. “I’m having that old trash container boxed […]

April 7th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator,Valley Falls | Read More »

Church donations benefit Christian Children’s Home

Alpha Group

  by Ken Locke Alpha Christian Children’s Home, Perry, was the grateful recipient of 3,749 items, primarily canned goods, from eight Jefferson County churches delivered March 19. This is the third year for the project, this year adding the Cowboy Church of Perry. The other churches are Meriden Community Church, Buck Creek Community Church, Living […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Josh Ney

    Oskaloosa attorney and Jefferson County resident Josh Ney announced this week his intention to file for Jefferson County Attorney this spring. He currently serves dual roles as the Jefferson County Counselor and the Kansas Securities Commissioner. Ney’s filing will create a Republican primary election race with current County Attorney Jason Belveal, who is […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Independent,The Vindicator | Read More »

Candidate will treat capitol like A borderline crime scene

Mike Caddell and son, Tristan

  by Clarke Davis Mike Caddell speaks with a loud voice, one that he says will be heard clearly within the 47th District if given the opportunity to represent it in Topeka. “I will tell the people what’s going on at the statehouse. I’m going to treat the capitol as a borderline crime scene,” Caddell […]

March 24th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Dragons fall to Olpe, bring home 3rd

Lauren Harrington-2016 State Tournament

  by Bridget Weishaar The consolation game of the Class 2A state tournament held in Manhattan got underway Saturday with the 24-1 Valley Falls Dragons taking on the 22-3 Hill City Ringnecks. The returning Dragons topped the Ringnecks 54-50 and claimed the third place trophy, one place higher than last year’s debut. Opening the game […]

March 24th, 2016 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

Support helps fight senior isolation, hunger

James Clulo

  Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties Inc. will participate in the 14th annual March for Meals — a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its safety net. The Meals on Wheels March for Meals celebration will include mayors, city and county officials, […]

March 24th, 2016 | Posted in County News,Featured,The Vindicator | Read More »

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